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Robert Rodriguez, Chairman and Founder of the Security Innovation Network (Sinet)

  • Robert Rodriguez is the Chairman and Founder of the Security Innovation Network (Sinet) whose mission is to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat cybersecurity threats. Sinet serves as the nucleus that connects builders, buyers, researchers and investors in the cybersecurity domain. Mr. Rodriguez is internationally recognized for his ability to build communities of interest and trust between disparate groups. He leads and develops global collaboration models that advance innovation and connects the ecosystem of the entrepreneur; academia, science, private industry, investment banking, system integration, policy, innovators, law enforcement, venture capital and the Federal Government (to include the civilian, military and intelligence agencies).

    For over 22 years Robert served as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. His executive protection experience spanned ten years at the White House serving Presidents Ronald W. Reagan, George H. Bush, William J. Clinton and numerous Heads of State. During his career he held a number of leadership roles within the Executive Protection, Protective Intelligence, Inspection and Criminal Investigation Divisions.

    Robert served on the US Air Force Advisory Board that helped design a public private construct relative to Cybersecurity and has been called upon numerous times by the Federal Government to help coordinate their private sector outreach. He serves on the Board of Advisors for The Chertoff Group, as Director Emeritus for the San Francisco Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, and sits on the Board of Directors for the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame Board and Cyber Maryland.

    Robert is a certified graduate of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service Program and is a recipient of the 2009 CSO Magazine Compass Award in recognition of outstanding leadership in the security field.